Partnering with Tusk



As longstanding friends to the charity, Exceptional Travel has supported Tusk for over a decade on the hugely successful Lewa Safari Marathon, held annually in Kenya, as well as ad hoc projects ranging from journalist support to traditional travel planning for donors. This collaboration has naturally strengthened over the years, and we are delighted to formalise the relationship by becoming one of Tusks partners.

Together, we are pioneering long term conservation travel, a sustainable way to support the protection of nature, wildlife and local communities through travel. Exceptional Travel are proud to be a travel partner to Tusk, enabling us to further our contribution to the charity and help strengthen their impact throughout Africa.

WHO ARE TUSK? Established in response to the poaching crisis in the 1980’s, Tusk have provided essential funding to pioneering conservation initiatives across more than 20 African countries, increasing vital protection for over 70 million hectares of land and more than 40 different threatened species.

By partnering with Africa’s leading and emerging conservationists, Tusk invests in their in-depth knowledge and expertise. The support dedicated to these conservation programmes provides essential help to accelerate growth from an innovative idea to a scalable solution that is sustainable for future generations.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU? Through our partnership with Tusk, when you travel with us, you not only make a positive impact to where you travel to around the world through our wide reaching responsible partnerships, but you will also directly contribute to the future sustainability of Tusk and its conservation partners.

HOW? Exceptional Travel commit 5% of their annual Profit to support Tusk’s mission.

VISIT! Whilst we curate bespoke trips around the globe, to celebrate our new partnership with Tusk, we have curated a collection of itineraries that take you In the Footsteps of Tusk. Experience, first hand, the benefit that your donations make to the wildlife, communities and habitats where Tusk supported projects operate.



For more information on Tusk and how you can get involved click here.

*These figures are extracted from the unaudited 2021 accounts and do not constitute summary financial statements.

📸 Courtesy of David Yarrow

June 2024: The Tusk Lewa Marathon

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Kenya

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Zimbabwe

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Tanzania

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Uganda

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – SĂŁo TomĂ© & PrĂ­ncipe

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Rwanda

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Zambia

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Namibia

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Featured in The Telegraph: Meet the 2022 finalists of the Tusk Award for Conservation

Meet the 3 chosen finalists for the Tusk Conservation Award in this powerful article by Sarah Marshall in The Telegraph on the lead up to the Tusk Conservation Awards on November 1 2022. David Daballen - on a mission to...

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Featured in The Telegraph: Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award Winner, 2022

As Travel Partner to Tusk, Exceptional Travel is delighted to showcase the dedicated work of Neddy Mulimo, this years winner of the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award. Extract from The Telegraph: Meet the 66-year-old ranger still battling poachers in Zambia. Responding...

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On your bike

DONATE | TAKE PART The Africa travel industry is coming together to protect African rangers and wildlife by riding the equivalent of circumnavigating Africa, 30,000km in a cumulative bike ride.  On 15th August 2020, members and supporters of the African...

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Living with Wildlife

With limited sources of food or income, some people lay traps in the hope of catching bushmeat to feed their families, and sell in the local markets. But traps are indiscriminate and wildlife such as the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe are...

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Run Wild at Home for Tusk 2021

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to Tusk's annual Safari Marathon and each year supporters from all over the world come to run alongside some of Africa’s most iconic species such as elephant, rhino, giraffe, zebra and lion! This year...

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The First Lady of Kenya starts 2018 Lewa Marathon

We were again delighted to work with Tusk and be involved with the Lewa Marathon, organising the travel arrangements for most of the international runners attending. The event was held on Saturday 30th June, and once again attracted approximately 1,400...

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